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23-Oct-2012  
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Two sheds at the Madina Market in Accra on Monday night completely got burnt after fire gutted the market.

The cause of the fire, which started around 2100 hours, is yet to be known.

Even though the Ghana National Fire Service (GNFS) got to the scene on time, lack of access to the market posed a challenge to the fire fighters. However within an hour, the fighters managed to control the fire using about five fire fighting thunders.

Officials of the Ghana Police Service, the National Disaster Management Organization (NADMO) and residents of the Madina Community, who came to the scene, also assisted the fire fighters to quell the fire.

Alhaji Amadu Bukari Sorogho, Member of Parliament for the area and Chairman of the GNFS Council, who also visited the scene, praised the fire officers for their swift intervention to deal with the situation, noting that their new equipment helped to bring the fire under control on time.

He said extensive damage had been caused to property running into millions of Ghana cedis, adding “Thank God no casualty has been recorded.”

Alhaji Sorogho congratulated the Fire Service, NADMO, the Police and the community people for responding immediately and appealed to residents to stay away from the market till day break.

Exactly a week ago, fire also raged the Mallam Market where properties worth millions of Ghana cedis went up in flames.
 
 
Source: GNA
 
 

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